The rise of robotics in the 21st century, told through the poignant and mysterious story of enigmatic lawyer, Stevie Byerley. Starring Hermione Norris.
Colin Brake's adaptation of Isaac Asimov's prescient short stories, which originally appeared in American magazines Super Science Stories and Astounding Science Fiction between 1940 and 1950.
Episode One : Robbie
As a child, Stevie Byerley is raised by Robbie, a robotic childminder, because her parents are too busy working. The powerful bond she forms with the robot is unbreakable. Their relationship will change the course of Stevie's life.
Episode Two : Reason
After two years recovering from a devastating car crash, Stevie returns to work as a Legal Psychologist. Her first case is to try and reason with a robot that has developed religious delusions and a Messiah complex.
Episode Three : Little Lost Robot
The Three Laws of Robotics are sacred because they define the limits of artificial intelligence, tamper with them at your peril. But Stevie finds that's exactly what's happened on a space station where a rogue robot has been reprogrammed and is now AWOL.
Episode Four : Liar
Stevie is urgently summoned to an advanced research lab in Siberia, where a robot has developed the ability to read human minds.
Episode Five : The Evitable Conflict
Stevie enjoys a meteoric rise to political power. Then in a final showdown with her oldest friend Quinn, she reveals the secret that has shaped her life and changed the course of civilisation forever.
Originally written around 75 years ago, Isaac Asimov's stories become truer with every day that passes. The world that he imagined is upon us now ...
Original Music......................... Imran Ahmad
January 5, 2019 Subject:
The Evitable Conflict
I've been a BBC listener slightly longer than I've been an Asimov fan so feel a little uncomfortable pointing this out: The audio program "The Evitable Conflict" found here ( https://archive.org/details/BBCIAIR/5.+The+Evitable+Conflict.mp3 ) has very little to do with Asimov's final chapter in "I, Robot". If you don't believe me then visit this URL ( https://www.e-reading.club/chapter.php/79444/12/ ) to read "The Evitable Conflict" while you listen to the BBC program. Perhaps the adjective "adaptation" should be inserted somewhere on the webpage.
Now I am glad that the BBC is keeping Asimov's name and book titles alive.